Arizona State University
University Senate

Senate Motion #2019-27

This motion was amended on the floor of Senate Meeting # 6, 02-26-19.  See the appropriate minutes for details.

Motion Introduced by: University Senate, Student Faculty Policy Committee, Stefania Tracogna Chair.

Date of First Reading: January 28, 2019

Date of Second Reading: February 25, 2019

Title of Motion: Amending ACD 804 Tobacco-Free Campus

Action Requested:  The University Academic Council and Student Faculty Policy Committee recommend approving the following amendments to ACD 804 Tobacco-Free Campus. 

Recommendation:  Changes are being recommended in the policy background, title and first sentence.  See bold print changes below.

For the current version of ACD 804 click here.

Background change:
ASU recognizes that the use of tobacco and electronic smoking devices is a public health hazard and is dedicated to providing a healthy, comfortable, and educationally productive learning environment for faculty, staff, students, and visitors. The university complies with state law on smoking.

Policy changes:
ACD 804: Smoke and Tobacco-Free Campus

Smoking and the use of smokeless tobacco products, including all electronic smoking devices, are prohibited in or on all university…

Definition changes:
Electronic Smoking Devices:
Devices that simulate smoking through inhalation of vapor or aerosol from the device, including e-cigarettes, e-cigars, e-pipes, vape pens, and all forms of smoking tobacco.

The burning of, inhaling from, exhaling the smoke from, or the possession of a lighted cigar, cigarette, pipe, hookah, water pipe, or any other matter or substance which contains tobacco or any other matter that can be smoked, or the inhaling or exhaling of smoke or vapor from an electronic smoking device.


  1. E-cigarettes may compromise the health and well-being of students, faculty, staff and community members who use them as well as those who are exposed to their vapors.
  2. E-cigarette use hinders enforcement of University tobacco and drug policies as it might be difficult to distinguish traditional cigarettes from e-cigarettes. Furthermore, when e-cigarettes are used to vaporize cannabis, the University’s ability to comply with federal Drug-Free Campus requirements is compromised.
  3. Numerous health organizations recommend including e-cigarettes in smoke and tobacco-free policies. Some organizations are the American College Health Association, American Lung Association, American Academy of Pediatrics, and American Heart Association.



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